Devin Chapman of Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters has won a second consecutive Northwest Regional Barista Competition championship, beating out some 20 competitors this past weekend at Urban Enoteca in Seattle.
“Congrats to all who participated in the
#NWRBC this weekend. Inspiring to see how this industry is changing for the better,” Chapman tweeted after the win. “That being said, nothing feels better than winning in Seattle. Here’s to many more.”
Chapman joins the growing list of regional competition winners Lemuel Butler (Southeast, Counter Culture), Charlie Habegger (North Central, Intelligentsia), and Pete Licata (South Central, Parisi Artisan Coffee) that will attend Cafe Imports’ Origin Trip 2013 in Kenya.
Produced by the SCAA and the Barista Guild of America, the United States Barista Championship is scheduled for April 11-14 in Boston, in conjunction with the annual SCAA Event and Symposium. Leading up to the event, the Southwest Regional Barista Competition is scheduled for March 15-17 in Santa Cruz, Calif., and the Northeast Regional Barista Competition is scheduled for Feb. 20-22 in Ozone Park, N.Y.